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Trade deal hopes boost Asian markets

STI closes 0.22 per cent or 6.97 points higher at 3,236.40; gainers outnumber losers 240 to 175


TRADE optimism that buoyed US markets on Friday had a similar effect on Asian markets on Monday, as investors clung to positive comments about progress on a US-China trade deal.

Echoing comments made by the US and China on Friday, US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross told...

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